Tag: 2nd House Synastry
The synastric planets in the Night Houses are perceived strongly yet not distinctly, owing to the nature of the II House which represents the environment or background of existence, something that is viewed only with peripheral vision. At the same time, the environment plays a very important role in our life, as well as in our ethics; and if your partner’s planets activate your II House, it means that it is time for you to closely examine them. Otherwise losses, including but not limited to energetic and financial ones, will come your way.
2nd House Synastry in Astrology
As always, our interpretation should begin with the study of the Second House in the natal chart: we determine whether it is weak or strong, harmonious or afflicted.
A weakness of Second House can create an illusion, or at least a hope, that your partner’s planets that fall into it will improve your financial situation, increase the comfort of your environment, or make up for your lacking ethics. However, these hopes are not so easy to come true; and while your partner will have impulses to correct, strengthen and improve your Second House, most likely their effort will be limited to moralizing or making perfunctory suggestions which you will have to realize on your own. However, both your partner’s criticism and offers of cooperation may turn out to be constructive.
Getting a partner’s planet into a strong House always carries the risk of one’s opposition. Naturally, this applies to the II House as well; but here your opposition will be specific and often indirect. The truth is: general ethics, as well as one’s sense of self in the environment, is only slightly recognized by us. It is mainly governed by the subconscious and comes into consciousness in the form of rather vague sensations or abstract images. Therefore, intruding into such areas with a poor understanding of what affects your largely subconscious value system, your partner may encounter resistance and even retaliatory aggression. This is because your subconscious mind is always inclined to defend the system of values it has developed, be it right or wrong. Also, keep in mind that ethical values are not easily converted from one system to another.
While a conversation under the First House is most often associated with what is called a “transition to personalities,” clarifying the relationship under the Second House is to a large extent a substantive conversation. In its center are the positions of partners and their general ethics rather than specific insignificant actions. Therefore, it can be extremely difficult for you to build a relationship with a partner whose Sun falls into your First House, while your Sun is in his or her Second House. Such a synastry deserves a separate commentary that can help interpret all the other variants of solar synastries (that is, your Sun in the partner’s map in combination with their Sun in yours).
Some imperative conflicts (for example, divorce) can include the solar principles for both you and your partner, forcing you to agree on your wills. Here we encounter very peculiar difficulties, even in the absence of tense aspects between the Suns of you and your partner. His or her will will provoke a superficially personal reaction in you: for example, you begin to express your claims and personal grievances, expecting an equally personal reaction in return. However, instead of affecting your partner directly, your actions will come into contact with his or her general ethics, making them consider the issue from a common perspective and compare it with their own system of values. Most likely, your partner will ignore the small details that are so important to you, leaving you wonder as to why, while you feel so deeply offended, he or she is not perceiving the situation personally.
In such conversations, it is very important for the partners to differentiate and coordinate the Houses under which the interaction takes place, at least by temporarily turning off the initiative of one of the partners. For the sake of justice, you can set the line for turning on the Sun: ten minutes for you, ten minutes for your partner.
from A. Podvodny